Curriculum Improvement Decision Making and Process

ISBN-10: 0205164579

ISBN-13: 9780205164578

Edition: 9th 1996 (Revised)

Authors: Ronald C. Doll
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Description: The Ninth Edition of Curriculum Improvement is comprehensive, unique, practical, and thought-provoking. Despite the problems it cites, the book offers a message of hope that schools can help to solve society's problems by impressing upon children and youth that they can achieve and succeed if they act in doing what they know to be right and productive. Since its initial publication, this text has been enormously popular. It relies not only on the distinguished research of theorists such as Havighurst, Piaget, and Tyler for hard data in curriculum foundations, but also on curriculum practice in schools, in which the author has been a major participant as a curriculum coordinator and specialist in various fields. The author has continued in this tradition of integrating theory into practice by concentrating each revised edition on new developments in curriculum inquiry and practice. Many students have noted that in the revisions, the author reports real experiences in which he has often had a part. To those of us in practice, some have said, he seems like one of us. The situations and activities within the chapters reflect these comments.

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Book details

List price: $138.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/13/1995
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Preface
Prologue: "If Ever We Needed"
Decision Making in Curriculum Improvement
istorical and Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum Decision Making
The Meaning of Curriculum
The Underpinnings: Curriculum Change in Early America
A Digest of Trends in the Evolution of the Curriculum
Identifying Curriculum Concerns in Your Own Environment
Recognizing Well-Known People and Movements in the Curriculum Field
Narrating the Curriculum History of Your Own School SystemThe Curriculum - Lately and Presently
Two Philosophical Views of What the Curriculum Should Be
Schools of Philosophical Thought Affecting the Curriculum
Describing the Educational Philosophy of Your Own School
Defining and Refining Your Own Curriculum Philosophy
Educational Philosophy in a Context of Other Curriculum Foundations
Summary
Endnotes
Selected Bibliography
Psychological Bases for Curriculum Decisions
Learners - Their Growth and Development
Judging What Use to Make of Certain Characteristics and Needs
Homework for an Eighth-Grade Class
Diagnosing the Learning Potential of an Individual LearnerUnderstandings of the Learning Process
Putting Selected Learning Principles to Work
The Case of Mary Williams
Identifying Basic Considerations Affecting Learning Style
Soliciting Pupil's Comments about Learning
Learning What It Means to LearnSome Uses of Psychology in Making Decisions Cooperatively about the Curriculum
Summary
Endnotes
Selected Bibliography
Social and Cultural Forces Affecting Curriculum Decisions
Influences from Society and the Culture at Large
Finding Traditions to Challenge
Assessing the Effects of Specific Social Changes
What to Do about the Plight of Victimized Teachers
How Much Federal and State ControlInfluences within the Immediate Community
A Limited Study of One Community
A More Comprehensive Study of the Same Community
When Subcultures and Social Classes Come to SchoolCulture-Based Curriculum Ideas: Two Examples
A Study of Present and Future Career Opportunities
Investigating the Pervasiveness of High Technology
Strategies for Using Social and Cultural Influences
The Site at which Political Power Should Be Applied
Which Will You Have?
Summary
Endnotes
Selected Bibliography
Subject Matter: Its Role in Decision Making
An Overview of Subject Matter Selection and Placement
Finding Reasons for Changes in Subject Matter Placement
Selecting Subject Matter as Learning Content
Planning Improved Selection of Subject Matters
Resolving Problems in Subject Matter Selection and Assignment Making
A Closer Look at Subject Matter
Discovering What's Inside a Discipline
Working with the Discovery Process
Organizing and Reorganizing Subject Matter for Teaching and Learning
Special Problems in Organizing and Presenting Subject Matter
Becoming Acquainted with Curriculum Literature Relating to Special Problem in Organizing and Presenting Subject Matter
Responding to the State's Criticisms of the Yalta Pass Curriculum
The Status of Subject Matter Selection and Presentation
Summary
Endnotes
Selected Bibliography
Making Decisions About the Design of the Curriculum
The Nature of Design and Designing
Sources of Ideas that Undergird Curriculum Designs
Thinking about Sources of Educational Philosophy
Using Curriculum Foundations in Planning Improvement
Making Further Use of Curriculum Foundations and ViewpointsA Classic Model for Creating Curriculum Designs
Strategies Often Used in Creating Curriculum Designs
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